Go Back
Cooked chicken and yellow rice in a white bowl with a piece of butter bread to the right side and a pressure cooker in the background on the left side.

Pressure Cooker Chicken and Yellow Rice Recipe

This Pressure Cooker Chicken and Yellow Rice Recipe will have you digging into your favorite comfort food in about 30 minutes!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Comfort Food, Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker, Chicken, Dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 12 oz Yellow Rice
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peas
  • 3 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 Large Onion or 1 small
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 3/4 tsp Cumin
  • 3 tsp Olive Oil or Avocado oil


  1. Dice onions and add to pressure cooker with olive oil, press saute/ brown depending on your model and cook until they are soft and golden brown.
  2. Remove excess fat from your chicken if needed.
  3. Mix seasonings together well and then sprinkle them all over the chicken breasts on both sides.
  4. Add the yellow rice, peas, and broth to the pot with the onions and give it a good stir to mix everything up well.

  5. Lay seasoned chicken breasts on top of rice mixture.
  6. Close the lid, be sure that the pressure valve is not open and set for 25 minutes on high pressure.
  7. Release steam via natural release.
  8. Open the lid carefully away from you and use two forks to shred the chicken, give the entire pot a stir.
  9. Serve and enjoy!